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Walmart testing drone delivery of grocery, household essentials
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Walmart is dipping its toe in on-demand delivery, using drone technology to deliver groceries and household essential items in a partnership with end-to-end drone delivery firm Flytex.
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The retail giant said the service starts on Wednesday in Fayetteville, N.C. with automated drones picking up and delivering select items.
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The devices are controlled via the cloud using a "smart and easy" control dashboard. The technology is said to help Walmart "gain valuable insight into the customer and associate experience, from picking and packing to takeoff and delivery," wrote Tom Ward, senior vice president of customer products at Walmart.
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